Oxford Brookes to help teachers develop primary computing in local schools

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

Teacher helping boy at computer (4)

The School of Education has recently received funding from the Department for Education to develop online computing continuing professional development for primary school teachers. Working alongside the University of Northampton and educational technology firm TurnITon, Brookes will be working on the project designed to combine a range of resources for teachers to support the development of the new primary computing curriculum. It will include delivering training via a MOOC (a Massive Open Online Course) and running a number of TeachMeet style events that will be recorded and uploaded into the online environment to provide case study examples of computing teaching in schools. These case studies will include video examples of teaching approaches, resources materials and lesson plans. James Bird, Senior Lecturer in Education, Primary ICT commented
'This funding provides an ideal opportunity to extend our existing work developing primary computing in the region. Working with both the University of Northampton and a private educational technology firm, TurnITOn, enables the project to gain a range of perspectives that will allow us to impact on practice in schools